Most Outstanding Contribution by an Individual to the ATEC North Queensland Branch and National ATEC Outstanding Contribution Award

A career dedicated to promoting Australian tourism has earned former North Queensland branch manager and public relations consultant, Pip Miller, the Australian Tourism Export Council’s (ATEC) Most Outstanding Contribution award for 2007.

ATEC Managing Director, Matthew Hingerty, said Ms Miller was a worthy recipient of the award which acknowledges an individual’s key achievements and personal contribution to ATEC.

“Pip’s significant contribution to the tourism industry over the past 15 years has earned her a great deal of respect from her peers,” Mr Hingerty said.

“During her 13 years as Branch Manager for ATEC North Queensland, Pip worked with four Branch Chairs to successfully increase the membership base and manage a number of iconic and memorable events including two ATEC Symposiums in Cairns, Inbound Up North and Sydney Showcase.

“Pip also runs a highly successful public relations consultancy providing professional media relations advice to some of North Queensland’s largest and most successful tourism organisations including Hilton Cairns, Festival Cairns and Big Cat Reef Cruises.

“The success of the NQ Branch, which is often considered the jewel in the crown for ATEC, is largely due to Pip’s tireless contribution and dedication to the tourism industry at local and international levels.

The ATEC Most Outstanding Contribution Award was presented at the Meeting Place gala dinner at Star City Casino in Sydney on Thursday 6 December 2007.